Sep 11, 2010 7:00am PDT
people, just wonderful people are bringing in plenty of goods, food, water, clothing. but ellen, you're saying the red cross really can't handle all those goods, right? >> that's correct. the red cross really tries to give people immediate needs, meet their immediate needs. and that we do throughputting them up in hotels, purchasing food, clothing, things like that. but we can't take random quantities of these items. so unless you are a major corporation with huge pallets of water to give us, we can't accept water donations. really we're looking for financial donations because then we can put them to the best use. >>> i know the red cross would prefer a generic financial donation. but a lot of folks locally are saying if i donate, i want it to go directly to the san bruno victims. you call them clients, right? >> they are clients, but victimized by this experience. it's a terrible experience, and our hearts go out to them, of course. >> absolutely. so now, if i wanted to give money and make sure it goes to these folks, can i ear mark my donation, saying in care of the san bruno fire?
Sep 7, 2010 5:30pm PDT
? >> it can. if we can get it passed quickly. >> reporter: economist ellen zentner says it could provide a critical boost to a fragile economy. >> right now business investment spending is accounting for about 7-10% of economic growth. that's not chump change. >> reporter: even conservative economists embraced the idea. >> he should have proposed this right at the very beginning. >> reporter: kevin hassett of the american enterprise institute says the incentives could add as much as 10% to equipment spending, or about $100 billion. more importantly, he says, it could change the national mood. >> i think at some point americans are going to finally say that the worst is behind us and that we're ready to boom again and this is the kind of proposal that could change the psychology and create the positive momentum we need to really get out of this malaise. >> reporter: the white house says the final cost of the incentives would be about $30 billion. the administration is also proposing a permanent extension of the research and development tax credit. katie? >> couric: all right. anthony maso
Sep 4, 2010 5:00am PDT
it quits. it follows her departure after ellen degeneres and simon cowell and leaves randy jackson as the last judge standing, for now, that is. jennifer lopez is rumored to be front-runner for the panel. lonnie quinn, good morning. >>> good morning to you, betty. all right. what do we have going here? party down. i'm seeing a lot of football activity because it's kick-off weekend in college football. who do we have? university of -- auburn. seminoles from florida state. let's talk some weather, though. take a look at the whole country. it's pretty quiet out there. earl is exiting and will make its first landfall most likely around nova scotia and wet weather in the south. gusty winds. as far as hot spots go, head out west. gusty winds, red flag warnings and heat warnings from phoenix to salt lake city to twin falls, where the warmest temps will be found. that's a quick look at the national picture. here is a closer look at the weather for your weekend. >> we don't want to leave out iowa. hawkeyes in our house. back to you, rebecca. >> thank you, lonnie. coming up next, inside phar